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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the message in the letter that Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?
(a) It says Sir Robert fixed his election.
(b) It says Sir Robert had an affair with Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) It says to buy Suez Canal shares.
(d) It says Sir Robert cheated on his college exams.

2. Fill in the blank. Goring says, "Everything is dangerous, my dear fellow. If it wasn't so, ________."
(a) I'd be dead by now.
(b) Humans would be terribly boring.
(c) Life wouldn't be worth living.
(d) Life would be much easier.

3. What is Lady Chiltern's first name?
(a) Mildred.
(b) Mary.
(c) Gertrude.
(d) Elizabeth.

4. What does Goring say it's a good thing for most of us that life is not?
(a) Easy.
(b) Long.
(c) Short.
(d) Fair.

5. What does Lady Chiltern tell Goring he'd find interesting about her meeting in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) Everything.
(b) The women.
(c) The refreshments.
(d) Nothing.

6. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It is unsafe.
(b) It would be a waste of money.
(c) It would be a great international value.
(d) It would improve international relations.

7. Why does Mabel say she dislikes pearls?
(a) They have no color.
(b) They make one look so plain, good, and intellectual.
(c) Only old ladies wear pearls.
(d) They're not as expensive as diamonds.

8. What is Sir Robert's initial response to Mrs. Cheveley's request concerning his speech?
(a) He is very excited.
(b) He agrees.
(c) He asks her to come watch him speak.
(d) He refuses.

9. What does Mrs. Cheveley consider fame on the continent for Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) He has a beautiful wife.
(b) He is recognized by many people.
(c) His name is spelled right in the newspaper.
(d) He is a politician.

10. According to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3, what is Sir Robert not a man to do?
(a) Continue in public life.
(b) Do anything dishonorable.
(c) Lie to his wife.
(d) Ruin a lady's reputation.

11. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Tell Goring to leave the party.
(b) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(c) Retire from public life.
(d) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.

12. If Sir Robert meets Mrs. Cheveley's demands, what will she give him with the prettiest thanks?
(a) Money.
(b) A recommendation to the House of Commons.
(c) A kiss.
(d) The letter.

13. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
(a) 36.
(b) 32.
(c) 19.
(d) 22.

14. In Act 1, Part 2, who says, "I like tedious, practical subjects. What I don't like are tedious, practical people"?
(a) Goring.
(b) Lord Caversham.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Sir Robert.

15. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what used to lend charm, or at least interest, to a man?
(a) Scandals.
(b) Power.
(c) Humor.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does Mrs. Cheveley give Sir Robert for not giving him time to consider her offer?

2. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Lady Chiltern tell Sir Robert he's always been?

3. Who says, "This is a game of life as we all have to play it"?

4. What request does Mrs. Cheveley make of Sir Robert concerning the report he is to give to the House of Commons?

5. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?

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